Windows 8

Setting up a new Windows 8 laptop

Having waited long enough, I finally purchased a Windows 8 laptop. To be precise, the Asus Vivobook S200e that I was very impressed with when I tested it, back at end of 2012. It came to nearly £400 with Express Delivery from Amazon, so a good [...]

2017-01-10T21:26:23+01:00June 30th, 2013|Categories: Browsers, Cloud, IE10, Windows 8|Tags: , , , , , , |

Useful Test Resources – Windows Virtual Machines from Microsoft

Microsoft have recently updated the list of Windows Virtual Machines they'll let you download and install for testing purposes.  In fact, its now a very useful list, including Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP. I was looking for a way of being able to test [...]

Windows 8 touch screen laptop test drive

Yesterday, I tried out the Asus Vivobook S200E, a Windows 8 laptop with touch screen, courtesy of Currys in Oxford Street. I was very impressed, both in terms of the laptop and Windows 8 with touch screen. I think touch screens on laptops will take off [...]

2017-01-10T21:28:54+01:00November 23rd, 2012|Categories: New Tech, Windows 8|Tags: , , , , |

Windows 8 – Adding Chrome, Firefox and Safari Browsers

I've now added the other main browsers to my Windows 8 Pro virtual with no problems found - I was expecting some, but none materialised. The screenshot below shows the Start screen, with the tiles for Chrome, Firefox and Safari added in the place I selected [...]

Windows 8 Pro running on VirtualBox on iMac OSX 10.8.2 – Success!!!

As Windows 8 and IE10 have recently been released, I thought I'd better get myself a working Windows 8 system, asap. Will be very useful to be able to see how Windows 8 operates, plus also test IE10 websites as thats already either a requirement (or likely [...]